Kimberley Brewer and her team from Eastleigh are helping young people spot the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
They’re concerned that others their age can feel bullied by their partners and want to highlight that this should be seen as a warning sign.
‘People should not feel pressured into doing anything. It’s not fair for anyone to feel that way,’ explains 19-year-old Kimberley.
'Things like drinking or doing anything sexual shouldn't be done before they are ready.
'Although it can be hard to spot, young people should know what is right and what is wrong and they should know they don’t have to do anything they don’t want to do.
‘There is nothing wrong with being in a relationship if you are happy, but you shouldn't feel controlled.
‘I wanted to play a part in making sure that doesn’t happen.’
With Fixers, Kimberley and the group have helped create a film to demonstrate the difference between harmless banter and hurtful actions and insults.
The piece follows two relationships where partners are subjected to spiteful comments and manipulated.
You can watch the group’s Fixers film “Spot The Signs || Healthy Relationships” at the top of this page.
‘I hope it helps young people to open their eyes,’ comments Kimberley.
‘They need to know when to get out of a relationship, so they don’t get caught up in something bad.’
The team hope their resource will help anyone who is unsure of their relationship or feels pressured or bullied by a partner.
‘If you’re uncomfortable, speak to your partner or if you can’t talk to them, then make sure to tell someone else,’ Kimberley adds.
‘The important thing is that you are happy.’
This project is supported by Barker-Mill Estates.
To find other resources on this topic, and watch more Fixers films, click on the image below.